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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
If you're only getting one card, the DCII 570 is a beast. The MSI TFIII 570 is too, but it can get quite loud. The better card is really just what is more important to you: noise or an increased chance of a good overclock due to binning.
I'm just meaning in a "I want no real chance of it destroying the VRMs" whether it was just a bad batch or not.

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What exactly is wrong with AMD's GNU/Linux driver support? It's really good in my experience...says the guy who has wimpy hardware.

Nvidia had rather good drivers but it's not very noticeable when your card burns up like one of mine did.
It takes a long time for them to support newer cards, I'd probably be waiting 2 or so months (Going to have to wait a month already for my cash to come in to get one of these beasts as it is) and getting a HD7k, then waiting another 3-4 months for even basic Linux drivers, not to mention that gaming in WINE tends to be more finicky with ATI due to the devs of WINE not really doing much work for ATIs side of things.
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I'm just meaning in a "I want no real chance of it destroying the VRMs" whether it was just a bad batch or not.



It takes a long time for them to support newer cards, I'd probably be waiting 2 or so months (Going to have to wait a month already for my cash to come in to get one of these beasts as it is) and getting a HD7k, then waiting another 3-4 months for even basic Linux drivers, not to mention that gaming in WINE tends to be more finicky with ATI due to the devs of WINE not really doing much work for ATIs side of things.
I don't really have a problem with any of it, especially because I have a Windows 7 install. I just don't like nV because of various problems I've had with them when AMD/ATI continues to serve me well.

We'd better get back on topic though.
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post #983 of 1259
Yea my 3rd card is going strong, I haven't been benching it tho. First two died. Does 900/2200 @ 1075mv just like my first one.
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post #984 of 1259
There doesnt seem to be any non reference VRM 570's out there.

It would make sense to spend the extra 20-25 dollars to get super VRM when you are already spending 350 dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-432-_-Product

This way the only card I saw on newegg that seemed to have better vrm.

You think MSI would have a lightning out by now, that would be a nice card, GTX 570 lightning. The 580 lightning is probably the best video card out there.
post #985 of 1259
It's been four years since my last build. After reading most of this post I went with the GTX580 Lightning. I do a build every 4-5 years and rarely upgrade during that time, so I want something that can take a beating. Thanks for all the stories it helped me a lot.
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Glad to hear it man... and enjoy that 580!
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I ordered an EVGA GTX 570 on Newegg along with the rest of the components in my sig on 5/10 - what are the odds its a new/old batch? Stuff gets here on Monday.
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No one can really say for sure however I assure you EVGA's RMA process is painless and pretty quick.
    
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Guys, remember the goal of this thread is to learn and share information. There is no need to insult others.
I second this, BP.

I've removed some posts that violate the OCN ToS from this thread. Let's keep it clean and on-topic, folks, and make this a useful collaboration/fact finding mission, not an excuse to troll and bash others for their ideas, or their product purchase choices
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